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BRANSON, Mo – The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will open the Branson AquaPlex, a 12,250 sq. ft. aquatic park featuring a pool with water slides, play structures, a climbing wall and a diving well TODAY May 28, 2022.
This pool season will offer many programs, special events and facility reservation opportunities such as Swim Lessons, Toddler Time, Free Swim Days, Private Pool Parties, Sensory Swims and a Night Swim! Dates for these events, how to register for them and more information can be found on the Branson AquaPlex page under Programs/Special Events on our website, www.BransonParksandRecreation.com
The AquaPlex will be open Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 12:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The AquaPlex will be closed for open swim on Mondays.
Season passes can be purchased at the Branson RecPlex and will include incentives such as a daily 15 minutes early entry access into the pool. In addition, pre-purchased daily passes are available online.
Learn More By Visiting The Branson Parks And Recreation Website At The Following Link:
Paying Tribute To Swiss Villa Black Oak Amphitheater Welcomes Rock Legends Grand Funk Railroad and Foghat July 22
Lampe, Missouri ~ Black Oak Amphitheater is paying tribute to the rich history of its roots by carrying on the tradition of the iconic amphitheater. Swiss Villa Amphitheater hosted the biggest names in music making special memories for thousands of concert goers. It is capturing those memories by reliving those good times and taking you back to the good ole’ days with rock legends "Grand Funk Railroad" & "Foghat" Guaranteed to get your ‘foot stompin’, there’s no doubt there will be many new memories made!
Grand Funk Railroad and Foghat with Shawn Campbell and The Band
Date: Friday July 22, 2022
Courtyard opens @ 4:00 pm
Doors open @ 5:30 pm
Show starts @ 7:00 pm
Tickets go on sale Friday May 6 @ 10am CST
Tickets ONLY @ www.BlackOakAmp.com
BRANSON, Mo – In addition to earning the title of a Tree City USA for 27 years, the Arbor Day Foundation has given the City of Branson the Tree City USA Growth Award to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management.
A Growth Award is given to a community alongside its Tree City USA recognition for demonstrating environmental improvement and a higher level of tree care. The Growth Award recognizes major milestones and annual activities to build sustainable community forestry programs over the long term such as: building a team, measuring trees and forests, planning the work, performing the work and building the community framework.
Urban tree plantings help reduce energy consumption by up to 25% which will reduce general energy costs and help with the overall cooling of the city as well. In addition, members of the community benefit from properly placed trees as they increase property values from 7-20%. Trees also positively affect the local ecosystem by helping to clean water and create animal habitats to encourage biodiversity.
Branson Mayor Larry Milton will acknowledge this award at the community Arbor Day Celebration on Earth Day Friday, April 22, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. at Eiserman Park located at 201 Compton Drive. Please visit Branson’s Parks & Recreation Department website at www.BransonParksandRecreation.com for more information on the TreeKeepers and Memorial Tree Program, which allows groups and individuals to donate a tree to memorialize or celebrate a family member or friend. For more information on Branson’s Tree City USA designation or Arbor Day, please visit www.arborday.org.
Via The City of Branson & Branson Parks & Recreation.
The Branson Daybreakers Rotary Club will host its popular Kid’s Fishing Derby at the fishing ponds at Eiserman Park on Sunday, April 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fishers will be divided into three age groups, 3-6 years, 7-10 years and 11-14 years, and prizes will be awarded in each group. The event is limited to 75 participants, and the fee to participate is $2.00 per fisher.
The ponds at Eiserman Park were recently re-stocked as part of an initiative through the Missouri Department of Conservation called Discover Nature Fishing. This partnership between the Branson Parks & Recreation Department and the Missouri Department of Conservation will provide weekly fishing opportunities for youth in the Branson area.
Eiserman Park is located adjacent to the Branson Community Center at 201 Compton Dr. For more information, please visit the Kid’s Fishing Derby section of our website, www.BransonParksandRecreation.com or call the RecPlex at 417-335-2368.
The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host its eighth semi-annual Community Garage Sale at the Branson RecPlex parking lot on Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with vendor set-up beginning at 6:00 a.m.
The sale will feature up to 65 booths, providing a great opportunity for the entire community. Booth spaces are available for a $15 fee and are approximately 18’x18’. Registration is available online or in-person at the Branson RecPlex, located at 1501 Branson Hills Pkwy.
For more information or questions, please contact the Branson RecPlex at 417-335-2368 or visit the Community Garage Sale section of our website, BransonParksandRecreation.com.
Via The City of Branson & Branson Parks & Recreation.
Now who doesn't like a good garage sale? Especially When it benefits our children! The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will be holding a Kid's Garage Sale! Check out the information below to learn more!
The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will hold its Kid’s Community Garage Sale, an opportunity for children to learn important life skills, on Saturday, April 16, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Branson RecPlex gymnasium, located at 1510 Branson Hills Parkway.
The Kid’s Garage Sale is designed to provide an opportunity for children between the ages of 5 and 14 to learn skills like counting back money, marketing, pricing and selling items and communicating with customers. Parents and guardians are allowed to help but we ask that the kids do a majority of the work to allow for the intended learning experience. Items for sale must be children’s items such as toys and clothes and could also be items handmade by kids. Booth spaces are available for a $10 fee. Vendors are given a table and two chairs to use during the sale. Vendor set-up will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. the morning of the sale. Anyone is welcome to attend and to shop at the sale.
Registration is available online or in person at the Branson RecPlex. Register online for this event at the following link. https://secure.rec1.com/MO/branson-mo/catalog
For more information or questions about this event, please contact the Branson RecPlex at 417-335-2368 or visit the Kid’s Garage Sale section of our website, www.BransonParksandRecreation.com
The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for its Spring Break Camp which runs March 14-18 for area children in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Participants can sign up for the entire week program or choose the days that best fit their schedule. The cost for the camp is $30 per child, per day if you register before March 10. Registration after March 12 will cost $35 per child, per day. The cost for the full week of camp is $110.
Campers will experience a variety of activities and games each day. Additional activities will include crafts, games, sports, educational opportunities, and out trips to Big Air Trampoline Park and Wonder Works!
Youth scholarships are available for this program. For more information, please inquire by filling out an application with the RecPlex. For more information about the camp, visit the Spring Break Camp section of the Branson Parks & Recreation website, BransonParksandRecreation.com or call the RecPlex at 417-335-2368. CLICK HERE to register online.
The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host a job fair on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Branson RecPlex, located at 1501 Branson Hills Pkwy, for anyone interested in working on the Parks & Recreation team this summer.
The job fair will allow interested individuals to gain information regarding seasonal opportunities that include: Lifeguards, Concessionaires, Day Camp Counselors, Umpires/officials Scorekeepers/Gatekeepers.
The Parks & Recreation Department will have representatives from each area available to meet and answer questions.
Applications will be available and accepted at this time. Interested individuals should be prepared for on-site interviews. Please contact the Branson RecPlex for additional information at 417-335-2368.
The 73rd Annual Adoration Parade Will Take Place This December 5th. The Parade Is Expected To Begin At 5:30 PM In Downtown Branson Missouri.
Other Christmas Activities Around The Area This Weekend:
Kimberling City Christmas Parade Will be at 10:00 AM Today (Saturday) December 4th
December 5th, Meet Santa At The Chad Fuqua Park Next To Hollister City Hall From 1 PM To 3 PM. The Santa Train Event Has been Moved Outdoors Due To Covid19 Safety Protocols.
Via The City Of Branson Missouri: www.bransonmo.gov
The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for its Winter Break Camp to ensure your children have a safe and fun experience while school is out of session for winter break.
The Winter Break Camp will correspond with Branson Public School’s calendar and will be offered December 20-23, 27-30 and January 3, 2022, for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Participants may choose to attend the entire camp or choose individual days that work best for them. Camp activities will include games, crafts, movies, a trip to the Ozark Community Center’s indoor pool on December 21 and a visit to Branson’s Big Air Trampoline Park on December 28. The cost is $20 per child/per day or $160 per child for the entire camp.
For more information, please visit the Winter Break Camp section of the Branson Parks and Recreation website, BransonParksandRecreation.com, or call the RecPlex at 417-335-2368. To pre-register online, CLICK HERE.
Thank You To The Sponsors Of Our 14th Annual Love Your Neighbors Thanksgiving Day Dinner! It's Not Too Late To Be A Sponsor! .
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Phone Number: (417) 335-9915
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Christmas wish lists from local senior citizens are available at the Branson Community Center and the Branson RecPlex beginning Monday, November 22, 2021, for those who would like to participate in the Parks & Recreation Adopt-A-Senior program that spreads joy to residents who may not otherwise receive much during the Christmas Season.
You can also request a wish list anytime by emailing Community Center Coordinator, Traci Burrow at email@example.com.
This annual program is in coordination with the Senior Age Area Agency on Aging and is designed to provide gifts, encouragements and well-wishes to Branson area senior citizens.
Wish lists and gifts should be returned to the Branson RecPlex or the Branson Community Center no later than Monday, December 13, 2021.
BRANSON, Mo – The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is hosting its second annual Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt on Friday night, December 10, 2021, at the Branson Community Center for children who are three to 12-years old
Santa’s elves have once again dropped candy canes all over Eiserman Park and the Parks Department needs help to find them all. Families can snack on cookies and hot cocoa while children enjoy a craft and game before hunting for candy canes. Prizes will be handed out to those who find some special candy canes. There are two sessions to choose from; the first starts at 6:00 p.m. and the second at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and you must pre-register online. Everyone is asked to bring their own flashlight for the hunt. Don’t miss out on this fun and unique holiday event!
The Branson Community Center and Eiserman Park are located at 201 Compton Drive. For more information on this event and to buy tickets online, visit the Parks & Recreation Special Events section on its website: https://bransonparksandrecreation.com/ or you may call the RecPlex at 417-335-2368.
WonderWorks has some New AMAZING things!!
Upcoming events and educational offerings at WonderWorks Branson include:
National STEM Day – On Monday, November 8, 2021, there will be science labs hosted throughout the building. The labs will explore several science concepts such as the principles of press, temperature, density, origami, and more. The labs will be located near exhibits that showcases the same scientific theories being studied in the lab. Guests can lay on the Bed of Nails and interact with a demo that explains why it doesn’t hurt, or they can take a closer look at why certain animals can survive in freezing cold waters and test their own luck at the Titanic exhibit to feel the chilling ocean temperatures. The labs will be offered alongside the100 hands-on, interactive exhibits that guests can explore all year.
OZART: Missouri & Arkansas Young Artist Gallery – WonderWorks encourages young artists to explore the opportunities of STEAM with its OZART youth art contest, which encourages local artists to flex their creative side. This year’s theme is “Imagination.” Ten to fifteen artists will be selected to have their artwork on display in the gallery in WonderWorks. The winners will also receive four admission tickets each to see their artwork on display. Applicants must apply online, and submissions are being accepted now through December 15, 2021. To learn more about the contest and to submit artwork, visit the site at: https://www.wonderworksonline.com/branson/art-contest/.
Educational field trips: WonderWorks Branson is gearing up for another successful field trip season. With over 100 hands-on exhibits rooted in STEM principles, WonderWorks brings classroom curriculum to life. With lessons plans that match state-wide education standards, students will embark on a field trip they’ll never forget. To learn more about field trips and to book, visit the site: https://www.wonderworksonline.com/branson/groups/branson-field-trip/.
“We’re looking forward to another successful field trip season,” added Dent. “We love seeing students come through our building. It’s always exciting to watch their faces light up with joy.”
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities and lessons get kids interested in learning about these important topics. National STEM Day is held each year on November 8 in an effort to get kids to explore these concepts and opportunities within these fields. WonderWorks Branson provides kids with STEM/STEAM learning opportunities that are not only educational but are fun and interactive.
Some of the exhibits at WonderWorks Branson include the Bubble Lab, The Adventures of Professor Wonder, the Dig It! Interactive Sandbox, the illusion art gallery, and X-treme 360 bikes. The fun indoor amusement park for the mind offers 46,000 square feet of family-friendly engaging activities. For current hours of operation, visit the website: https://www.wonderworksonline.com/branson/.
Guests are encouraged to review all safety rules prior to their visit on the web page devoted to COVID-19: https://www.wonderworksonline.com/branson/covid-19.
WonderWorks, the upside-down adventure, is a science-focused, indoor amusement park for the mind that holds something unique and exciting for visitors of all ages. There are three floors of nonstop “edu-tainment,” with over 100 hands-on and interactive exhibits that serve an educational purpose to challenge the mind and spark the imagination. WonderWorks has locations in Orlando, Pigeon Forge, Myrtle Beach, Panama City Beach, Syracuse and Branson. For more information, visit https://www.wonderworksonline.com/branson and follow @WonderWorksBranson on Facebook, @WonderWorksBR on Twitter, and @WonderWorks_br on Instagram.
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U.S. Census Bureau. National STEM Day: November 8, 2021. https://www.census.gov/newsroom/stories/stem-day.html
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